Dorothy Allison

Corporate Counsel
Dottie is a Corporate Counsel in Hamilton Lane’s Legal Group, where she provides legal review for fund investments recommended to the firm’s clients.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2020, Dottie worked as a contract attorney at Hamilton Lane. Previously she was the Chief Compliance Officer, Investment Advisory, at Janney Montgomery Scott, a retail broker/dealer and investment advisory firm. Dottie also worked for 19 years as a Senior Associate and Special Counsel at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia, representing registered investment companies and investment advisers, private investment funds and broker-dealers. Dottie also was associated with Stradley Ronon, and began her career as an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath, both in Philadelphia.

Dottie is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where she teaches legal and transactional drafting for investment management entities.

Dottie received her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law, and a B.A. in Social Welfare from Pennsylvania State University.  She is a member of the Pennsylvania bar.

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